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Published: 13 Oct 2012
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This article is part of the August 2012 issue of Compliance and risk

Budget-strapped IT shops often delay infrastructure and systems upgrades, but investments in more efficient data center hardware and software can result in significant cost savings and increased productivity. Barlow Robbins LLP Solicitors, based in Surrey, England, faced data backup challenges amid tighter budgets, growing data volumes and new EU regulatory and compliance laws that require legal firms to retain all client data for seven years. The IT team needed a robust archiving and backup tool to remain compliant and to reduce backup costs. Under its legacy IT infrastructure, backups took 36 hours and spanned across five tapes. Due to budget limitations, the firm’s IT systems hadn’t been refreshed for six years and administrators had to manage many disparate systems -- each of which carried direct individual costs. Only a third of its servers were virtualised. The IT team made its ageing systems more resourceful by putting “plaster fixes” across the infrastructure, but soon realized that such a stopgap strategy would not support growing volumes of data or... Access >>>

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